A full house packed Levin Hall for today’s Town Meeting. If you missed it, a recap, the new org chart, video recaps and a bunch of other stuff are now online. (Go visit the Town Hall web site).
This might be a good time to thank a whole bunch of people who work with us to make the meetings possible, by helping with the videotaping, the webcast, the campus broadcast, the audio, and so on. If you know any of these people, give them a pat on the back (listed in no particular order): Mark Kinonen, Veronica Pleasant, Eric Sample, Eddie Hunter, Sharon Enge, David Lidstone, Raymond Reyes, Brian Berlin, Shirley Hilton, Charlie Long, Kurt Lang; Rick Preston, David Svegliato, Candy Galan, Jandee Christensen, Rosey Ruiz, Donna Batson… (and I apologize to the others I’m forgetting). It’s a pleasure to work with this group. They make something potentially complex seem routine, and they do it for our benefit.
What do I think about the changes? I’m excited about them, and like many people, probably a little anxious about the unknown. I have a great deal of respect for all the people in those boxes that are being shuffled. I know it may not be easy. But I welcome the reorg and think it’s good for UTMB; I think it will help us get to where we need to be in terms of raising the bar and making a strong go at being excellent in everything we do. As the institution prospers, so can we and those we serve.